Oct 29, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. the ryan budget, which he endorses, would eviscerate fema and all these sort of programs. now, i know we don't want to play politics right now when it's a dangerous moment, but it's the type of thing that brings to question what he warrants to do versus what the president wants to do. >> i think this isn't a case of big bird, it's a case of big bath here. joy reid is also joining us. isn't it interesting how chickens come home to roost, things occur that teach people who they need government for, what they don't need it for. we look at the pictures, conjunctive with you right now as we're looking at you, joy. these scenes of where -- only one government can do everything. you can't have a fema for every state. it would be redundant. >> absolutely. you called it ron rald reagan said the most terrifying words in the government are i'm from the government, i'm here to help. when you have a natural disaster, that's what people want to hear. the federal government is the only entity with the size and breadth and the ability to help people in these situations. and you know what, chris -- >> an
Oct 31, 2012 2:00pm PDT
/state partnership, there are some, and i think paul ryan's in this camp, i'm not sure mitt romney is. >> romney said we ought to defund fema, period. >> privatize this, let states do this, let people take care of it on their own, i think we see a real difference and we're going to be fighting over these federal recovery issues for some time to come. as the governor described it, it is a massive job. >> let's talk about this. more pictures from this afternoon, with governor christie looking on. take a look at how he handled this. i wish he'd been doing a lot more of this before. look at how he handled this sort of meat and potatoes government work and how he describes it here. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. and the directive that i've given and i've said this yesterday, but i will repeat, and i think craig and others who are working with me right now know i mean it, we are not going to tolerate red tape. we're not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and you know, i'
Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
for two days. he's cancelled events in battleground states across the country. so has paul ryan. at a certain point, he must step back into the campaign and he has to do so gracefully. if e he does so in a bombastic way, in too negative of a way, it could block back at him. so both candidates are being called on to fill a role. the trouble is the storm doesn't happen on schedule. it doesn't give them permission on what to show their best side. it's especially hard for romney. obama knows his role. he knows what he needs to do here. for romney, it's a much tougher challenge. >> you're teaching me a lot tonight. very impressive on your part. i mean it. good stuff. we'll be right back with more on hurricane sandy and its political power in just a moment. 2013 chevrolet malibu ls, re-imagined from the ground up with 10 air bags and the reassurance of onstar, standard for six months. this is the new malibu -- already an iihs 2012 top safety pick. and now with low lease programs, a malibu state of mind has never been easier to get to, no matter what state you live in. ♪ >>> let me f